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Pakistan Says Noose Tightening Around Bin Laden

Almost two years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, Pakistan’s interior minister said Wednesday the noose was tightening around Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect. Faisal Saleh Hayat said bin Laden’s whereabouts were still unknown but his al Qaeda militant network had been weakened with the help of “vital information” gleaned from his key aides arrested in recent months. “As a result, slowly and gradually, the noose is tightening around Osama and his aides,” the official APP news agency quoted him as saying. Hundreds of Afghan Taliban and al Qaeda suspects — including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, suspected of masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks, and Abu Zubaydah, one of the top aides of bin Laden — have been arrested in Pakistan since it became a key ally in the U.S.-led war on terror. Full Story

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